September 2017

Have you ever considered a career in construction?
Do you like to work with your hands?
Do you enjoy looking back at work you have completed?
We are offering a FREE carpentry class in the Mat-Su area, at absolutely no cost to you! You do have to apply online and complete a Work Keys math test at your local Job Center to qualify.
Here’s an opportunity to pick up some basic skills and set yourself apart from the rest! You could be a part of Alaska’s Construction Workforce!

Check out these great fellowship and internship opportunities on the National Institutes of Health page!

Spring 2018 scholarship application deadline coming up November 15


Doyon Foundation will soon roll out a new streamlined, user-friendly online scholarship application process. Students will use the new application system starting with the spring 2018 application deadline; scholarship applications are due Wednesday, November 15 for basic scholarships for the spring 2018 semester.

Scholarship applications are not currently being accepted as the Foundation transitions from the previous system to the new one. The previous scholarship portal on the Foundation website is no longer accessible as the Foundation transfers scholarship data to the new system.

While the exact launch date is unknown, the new portal is expected to be available in the next few weeks. Students will be contacted directly with details on accessing and using the new system.

Applicants will find the new system to offer a more streamlined, user-friendly experience. For example, through the new system, students will receive automatic reminders of upcoming deadlines and items needed to complete their applications. Letters of recommendation can also be uploaded directly to the scholarship portal. The new system will also offer better scholarship reporting and management for Foundation staff.

“We chose this new system because it has a simple, intuitive design and is easy to understand and navigate,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation executive director. “Our hope is that it will make applying for scholarships even easier for our students.”

For more information, watch the Foundation website and Facebook page, or contact or 907.459.2048.

The Ted Stevens Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Alaska in creation of the Senator Ted Stevens Legislative Internship Program to provide scholarships for students while they’re working for the Alaska State Legislature in Juneau. More Details at

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?

Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?

Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you. Click on the category that best fits your interests and goals to find out more.

Tribal PolicyFor Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country


Native Health CareFor Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers


EnvironmentFor undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues


Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

The University of Alaska (UA) Foundation is seeking a Director of Finance.  This position is a member of the Foundation’s leadership team, responsible for oversight of all financial functions including budgeting, accounting, treasury and investments, tax and audit. Total assets under management are approximately $375 million, including the Consolidated Endowment Fund investments of $310 million. The mission of the University of Alaska Foundation is to seek, secure, and steward philanthropic support to enhance excellence at the University of Alaska. The values of the Foundation team are Trust, Excellence, Service, and Teamwork. The candidate should be a proactive and creative leader who is willing to pursue new knowledge, skills and expertise. Technical skills and knowledge are important, but the Director of Finance must also be a service oriented individual who is skilled at both communication and relationship building.

Click HERE for more information.


The Northern Alaska Indigenous Leadership Academy (NAILA) will help address Alaska Native community-based wellness and sustainable development through investment in transformative training of local leaders.

Ilisagvik College and the UAF Department of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development invite you to apply to the next NAILA.


NAILA is a dynamic and transformative academy, integrating best practices from successful leadership development and training programs. Participants will engage via online / audio-conference in preparation for a face-to-face weeklong intensive program, designed in a retreat format. Participants may earn credit either through UAF or Ilisagvik College.

NAILA has a limited capacity and we can only accept 25 people into the Academy. Full scholarships to cover travel, tuition, lodging and meals will be provided to all accepted applicants. We have experienced that this number of participants allows for strong relationships to be built and adequate opportunity to participate for all. We are planning to accept a broad range of participants from across Northern Alaska, with diversity in culture, gender, and background. Please understand that if you are not accepted for this cohort it is most likely due to a limitation on the spaces we have available.

NAILA will be hosted February 23-28, 2018, location to be determined. Participants must commit to attending the entire face-to-face session (including evenings) as well as pre and post audio-conferences.

Click HERE for more information.

Alyeska is currently recruiting for the 2018 internship program. Open the following link to access the internship application.

2018 Alyeska Internship Application

Below is a great article on the PITAAS program featuring our very own alumni, Andrea Durny!

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The PITAAS Program, University of Alaska Southeast: Alaska Needs More Alaska Native Teachers

In this video short, Native teacher Andrea Durny talks about why she became a teacher and how the Native scholarship program, PITAAS, at the University of Alaska Southeast, helped her achieve her career dreams. PITAAS helped financially and gave her a safety net, or support group of people around her, while in college. Apply:

In Alaska schools, Alaska Natives make up 25% of the student body and less than 5% of the teaching force. PITAAS–which stands for Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools–is a scholarship program with many services designed to meet its goals: more Alaska Native teachers and administrators in Alaskan schools.

Eligible students are Alaska Native students with junior or senior standing enrolled in undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs, post graduate Teacher Certification Programs, and Graduate Certificates, Endorsements and Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programs.

The PITAAS Program can help you earn your education degree at the University of Alaska Southeast!

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars and a Native Artist Committee. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.

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105 S. Seward St., Suite 201
Juneau, Alaska 99801
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